How to add clip art to Clip Organizer in a 2007 Office system and in Office 2003

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to add clip art to Microsoft Clip Organizer in a 2007 Microsoft Office system and in Microsoft Office 2003. If you do not have Internet access to the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site, you can install Microsoft Office clip art on a computer or on a network share.

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Clip Organizer contains drawings, photographs, sounds, videos, and other media files. These media files are called clips. A clip is a single media file, such as a sound, an animation, or a piece of art, that you can insert into a Microsoft Office document. You can use clips in presentations, in publications, and in other Office documents. You can use Clip Organizer to browse through clip collections, to add clips, or to catalog clips in ways that make sense to you. For example, you can create a collection to group the clips that you use most frequently. Or, you can let Clip Organizer automatically add and catalog media files on your hard disk.

2007 Office systems

To start Clip Organizer in a 2007 Office application, click the Insert tab. On the Illustrations group, click Clip Art, and then click Organize clips at the bottom of the Clip Art task pane.

Office 2003

To start Clip Organizer, click Organize clips at the bottom of the Clip Art task pane. To display the Clip Art task pane in an Office 2003 program, point to Picture on the Insert menu, and then click Clip Art.

The 2007 Office systems and Office 2003 can directly access thousands of clip art images that are on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. You can use a Web browser to search for clip art on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. Or, you can search for clip art on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site from within any Office program. In an Office program, when you point to Picture on the Insert menu and then click Clip Art, the search process automatically accesses the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. The search results are displayed in the Clip Art pane. To see the clip art images that are on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/clipart
If you do not have Internet access, you cannot connect to the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. Even if you have Internet access, access to the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site may be blocked by a firewall on the local network. If you search for clip art by using common terms, such as "dog" or "flag," you may receive a "(No results found)" message. Or, the search process may find only a few images. In this scenario, if you examine the thumbnails, you will see that none of the thumbnails have a small globe icon in the lower-left corner of the thumbnail. A globe icon on a thumbnail indicates that the clip art was found on the Web.

Clip Organizer also supports searching for clip art in local clip art archives on a computer or in shared clip art archives on a network share. A small amount of sample clip art images was included with Office 2003 and is part of the "local collection" that is searched when you do not have Internet access to the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. Office 2003 no longer includes a media content CD with additional clip art. However, the Microsoft Office XP Media Content CD can still be installed locally or on a network share. You can use a network share for all Office 2003 installations on client computers. The Office XP Media Content CD contains approximately 35,000 clips that are a subset of the clips that are available on the Microsoft Office Online Clip Art and Media Web site. The Office XP Media Content CD was included with Microsoft Office XP Professional, Microsoft Office XP Standard, and Microsoft Publisher 2002 Deluxe Edition.

How to perform a local installation of the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD

To install the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD on a computer, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs that are running.
  2. Insert the Office XP Media Content CD into the CD drive or into the DVD drive. Hold down the SHIFT key to prevent the program from automatically starting.

    If Microsoft Windows Installer automatically starts, click Cancel.
  3. Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
    msiexec.exe /i CD_drive:\CAG.MSI ADDLOCAL=ALL /qb
    Notes
    • In this command, CD_drive is the letter of the drive that contains the Office XP Media Content CD.
    • When you type the command, include the spaces, as shown.

How to perform a network installation of the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD

To install the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD on a network share, you must copy the contents of the Office XP Media Content CD to the network share. After the contents have been copied to the network share, on each client computer that you want to use to access the content, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs that are running.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type the following command, and then click OK:
    msiexec.exe /i \\Network_server\share\CAG.MSI ADDSOURCE=ALL /qb

This command causes the content to remain on the network share. The content can be accessed from the UNC location \\Network_server\share. However, if you want to copy the content to the client computer, change the "ADDSOURCE=ALL" command-line parameter to "ADDLOCAL=ALL."

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Article ID: 897754 - Last Review: January 9, 2008 - Revision: 4.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
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